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DEA Links Lorenzen Wright To Drug Dealing Killer Through Vehicle Sales

So many questions still surround the death of former Cleveland Cavalier Lorenzen Wright but details are slowly emerging. The Associated Press reports that Wright may have been carrying cash when he disappeared and that he had sold multiple automobiles to a known drug dealer who has charged with murder.

Court documents show that Wright acknowledged to the FBI that in 2008 he sold two luxury vehicles, a Mercedes sedan and a Cadillac SUV, to Bobby Cole. The affidavits about the business deal don’t show if Wright knew that Cole had been indicted in 2007 on drug distribution charges or if they knew each other.

Cole told the FBI he was connected to the organization run by Craig Petties, an accused drug kingpin charged with racketeering and conspiracy in six murders.

In 2008, Cole offered to turn over to Drug Enforcement Administration agents three vehicles he bought with drug money, including a 2007 Cadillac Escalade SUV and a 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 that had been registered to Wright.

Wright told agents he had sold two vehicles to Cole and he no longer owned them, although registration records listed the Cadillac in Wright’s name and the Mercedes in one of Wright’s business investments, Allwright Automotive LLC.

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